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Residents took to Emmons Avenue this past Sunday for the 11th Annual Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair, offering free health screening, giveaways and health-related information from local organizations and businesses.

Held on the waterfront between East 16th Street and Ocean Avenue, the fair was sponsored by Assemblyman Cymbrowitz in conjunction with Maimonides Medical Center, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, Kiwanis International, Net Cost market, All Car Rent-a-Car and MJHS. Local businesses focused on nutrition and well-being, like UFC Gym and area medical practitioners, set up tables to give out information, while musical performances from P.S. 255 and Bay Academy and balloon sculptures from Zippy the Clown drew crowds over.

“I was pleased to see so many members of the community take advantage of the free screenings, giveaways and health-related information available at the fair,” said Cymbrowitz. “It was great to meet so many residents and to be able to bring all these great organizations and sponsors together in one place for the benefit of the community.”

The event raised funds for Dynamic Youth Community, a local drug rehabilitation organization.

 

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The following is a press release from the offices of Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz:

Free screenings, giveaways and health-related information galore will be available at the 11th Annual Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair on Sunday, June 8th, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Emmons Avenue between East 15th Street and Ocean Avenue.

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) is sponsoring the fair in conjunction with Maimonides Medical Center, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, Kiwanis International, Affinity Health Plan, Net Cost market, All Car Rent-a-Car and MJHS. Thousands of neighborhood residents attend the popular and much-anticipated event.

While grown-ups are exploring dozens of tables with stay-healthy tips, nutrition and exercise advice and potentially lifesaving information, children can explore a functioning ambulance and fire truck. Entertainment will include Zippy the Clown, Exercise with Gilda, balloon sculptures and continuous music with DJ Victory Entertainment. Children from Bay Academy and P.S. 255 will perform.

In case of rain, the fair will be held at Bay Academy, 1401 Emmons Avenue.

The event raises funds for Dynamic Youth Community.

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The tenth annual Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair was a roaring success this past Sunday, drawing scores of health-conscious residents for a day of free screenings, giveaways and health related information.

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz organizes the event every year in honor of his late wife Lena, who preceded him in his Assembly seat and passed away in 2000 after a long battle with cancer. The event raised funds for Dynamite Youth Center.

Taking place on Emmons Avenue between East 15th Street and Ocean Avenue, the fair was sponsored by Cymbrowitz and Maimonides Medical Center, Beth Israel – Brooklyn, and Kiwanis International.

While adults visited dozens of tables featuring information from various area health services, children were amused by Zippy the Clown, doling out balloon sculptures.

“I was pleased to see so many members of the community take advantage of the free screenings, giveaways and health-related information available at the fair,”  Cymbrowitz said in a press release. “It was great to meet so many residents and to be able to bring all these great organizations and sponsors together in one place for the benefit of the community.”

View more photos from 2013′s Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair.

From the offices of Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz:

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Assemblyman Cymbrowitz greets a resident at last year's Health Fair. Photo courtesy of Assemblyman Cymbrowitz' Office

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz is sponsoring the Ninth Annual Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair, in conjunction with Maimonides Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center and Kiwanis International, June 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. along Emmons Avenue from Sheepshead Bay Road to Ocean Avenue.

In addition to the free health screenings and health information, the fair will include a special drug giveback repository, so residents can safely drop off their no longer-needed prescription medications, which will be accepted with no questions asked. The drug giveback is being coordinated with the New York City Police Department and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

The fair will also feature NYU’s Smiling Faces Dental Van as well as lots of free give-a-ways. Children can explore a functioning ambulance and fire truck, and will be entertained with magic, a clown, face painting and a caricaturist.  Local schools are scheduled to perform and there will also be a live band and DJ.

“I’m happy that I was able to arrange this special prescription drug giveback opportunity, because the National Drug Giveback day was held on a Saturday in April, preventing many of our neighbors from participating,” said Cymbrowitz.

For more information, call Assemblyman Cymbrowitz’ office at (718) 743-4078.

Photo from last year's event. (Source: Cymbrowitz's office)

From Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowtiz’s office:

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz is sponsoring the Eighth Annual Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair, in conjunction with Maimonides Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center and Kiwanis International on Sunday, June 12th, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The fair which will be held on Emmons Avenue from Sheepshead Bay Road to Ocean Avenue, includes free health screenings, health information, NYU’s Smiling Faces Dental Van and free give-a-ways. Children can explore a functioning ambulance and will be entertained with magic, a clown, face painting and a caricaturist.  Local schools are scheduled to perform and there will be a live band plus a DJ to keep things lively.  For additional information, please call Assemblyman Cymbrowitz’ office at (718) 743-4078.  In case of rain, the fair will be held in Bay Academy, 1401 Emmons Avenue.

 

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz chats it up with a resident (Courtesy of the Assemblyman's office)

The Seventh Annual Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair kicked off this past Sunday, connecting hundreds of attendees with medical providers.

We couldn’t make it down to the affair, which stretched along Emmons Avenue from west of Sheepshead Bay Road to the Ocean Avenue footbridge. But Cymbrowitz’s office says the event was a hit.

The fair included 45 tables providing health screenings, information and free giveaways. A functioning ambulance stood nearby to amuse adventurous children, and NYU’s Smiling Faces Dental Van privded free dental screenings.

“I am glad that so many people turned out. It was good to see our community come together to both enjoy the fair and receive important information – from both health screenings and printed materials – that could be lifesaving,” Cymbrowitz said.

To keep people entertained between discovering what new health problems they’re plagued by, Cymbrowitz’s office booked a DJ and featured performances from local schools, including P.S. 195. P.S. 255 and P.S. 206, as well as TKT Taekwondo USA, a caricaturist, face painters, jugglers and clowns.

Thousands of Brooklynites are expected to participate in the Seventh Annual Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair that Assemblyman Cymbrowitz is sponsoring, in conjunction with Maimonides Medical Center, Beth Israel Kings Highway Division and Kiwanis International. The fair will be held on Emmons Avenue from Sheepshead Bay Road to Ocean Avenue and includes free health screening tests, health information, NYU’s Smiling Faces Dental Van and free giveaways. Children can explore a functioning ambulance and will be entertained with magic, a clown, face painting and caricaturists. Local schools are scheduled to perform and a DJ will keep things lively. In case of rain the fair will be held in Bay Academy, 1401 Emmons Avenue.

The Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair takes place on Sunday, May 23, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

There’s another fair on Emmons Avenue alongside BayFest: the annual Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair.

Sponsored by Assemblyman Cymbrowitz, the Sixth Annual Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair, which will be held on Emmons Avenue from Sheepshead Bay Road to Ocean Avenue, includes free health screenings, health information, NYU’s Smiling Faces Dental Van and free give-a-ways. It is co-sponsored by Maimonides Medical Center, Health Plus, Beth Israel, Courier Life Publications and Kiwanis International. The May 17 event kicks off at 11:30 am and lasts until 2:30 pm.

In addition to all that “fun” medical stuff, there’s some cool stuff for kids and family. Children can explore a functioning ambulance and will be entertained with magic, a clown, face painting and caricaturists. Local schools are scheduled to perform and there will be live music plus a DJ to keep things lively.

For additional information, call Assemblyman Cymbrowitz’ office at (718) 743-4078. In case of rain the fair will be held in Bay Academy, 1401 Emmons Avenue.